What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Valproic Acid Liquid to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended: INCR RISK OF NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS AND LOWER IQ, CONSIDER MATERNAL TX BENEFIT
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST MINIMAL AMNT EXCRETED;MONITOR INFANT FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS
If you are an adult over 60
Giving Valproic Acid Liquid to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: Fatal hepatotoxicity risk in young children with mitochondrial disease associated with POLG gene mutation and on multiple anticonvulsants. Monitor closely for liver impairment including non-specific symptoms (e.g., lethargy, facial edema,vomiting. Rare risk of severe pancreatitis.
- Severe Precaution: Risk of serious or fatal hepatotoxicity in age <2 years especially with multiple anticonvulsants, and mitochondrial disease associated with POLG gene mutation. Use as single agent and monitor closely for liver impairment, including non-specific symptoms (e.g., lethargy, facial edema,vomiting).